What a bummer! The American Idol Experience attraction, located inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will be closing in January 2015. According to sources the closure will help to make room for more Star Wars attractions that are planned for the park.
Disney has released the following joint statement with FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment:
After more than five successful years, The American Idol Experience will be coming to a close at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in January 2015. Our partnership with FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment has been a great addition to the park and we are very appreciative of the amazing cast and guests who have devoted their time and talent to make this experience special and memorable. We are incredibly proud of the more than 2,000 Dream Tickets that have given guests a chance to live their very own Cinderella story and audition for ‘American Idol’. This past season alone, three of the Top 13 contestants were originally discovered through The American Idol Experience and we expect the attraction to continue providing top contestants for ‘American Idol’ XIV in the coming year.
Sources also believe that the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular is closing at the park as well.